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Tissue Engineering: Challenges of Imitating Nature

by WGBH

Published 2005
Topics health


Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology

Imagine a world where we could engineer living tissues to cure a disease, heal an injury, or fix a broken heart. Tissue engineering combines the principles of biology, engineering and medicine to create biological substitutes of native tissues. Can we use engineered tissue to better understand our own bodies? What are the promises of this new technology? What are the roadblocks and controversies?

This project is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health. It does not necessarily represent the official views of NCRR or NIH.

PBS | NPR Forum Network with the Museum of Science Boston

Museum of Science Skyline Room

2005 Mar 18


Producer WGBH
Production Company WGBH Forum Network
Audio/Visual sound, color

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